The 2022 Australia Day will be held on Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at the Athenium Theatre. Formalities will commence at 9:30am.
Important Note: Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to scale back attendance at the Official Australia Day Ceremony at the Athenium Theatre on Wednesday 26 January. The decision was not taken lightly and is due to the current COVID-19 situation impacting the local community. The event will be closed to general admissions.
Australia Day Awards are celebrated on January 26 each year following nominations from the community in the following categories:
To make a nomination, please download the form for 2022 Australia Day Nominations. Nominations close at 4:00pm on Monday, 10 January 2022.
Australia Day Colouring Competition
Prizes for the winners in each category:
Sheets available from Junee Shire Council, Junee Library and the Junee Recreation & Aquatic Centre. Return completed sheets to Junee Shire Council by Friday, 14 January, 2022. Winners will be advised by phone and announced at the Autralia Day Official Ceremony.
Australia Day Award Winners
|Year||Citizen of the Year||Young Citizen of the Year||Sports Award||Junior Sports Award||Volunteer Team of the Year|
|2002||Margaret Schubach||Phillip Kearins Jnr||Peter Hill|
|2003||Keith Hargraves||Grant Higginson||Stephen Guthrie||Michael Dobson|
|2004||John Higginson||Sophie Cooper||Martin Holmes||Samuel Clune|
|2005||David Carter||Phillipa Nell||Daniel Halliburton||Simon Drum|
|2006||Robin Cuttle||Rebecca Spink||John Clune||Andrew Heffernan|
|2007||Martin Honner||Joshua Bennett||Paul McCarthy||St Joseph’s Primary School Rugby League Team 2006|
|2008||John Strudwick||Megan Callow||Nathan Jacobson||Junee High School Open Rugby League Football Team|
|2009||Edward (Ted) Drum||Joshua Whitty||Elise Smith|
|2010||Dennis Sullivan||Adam Jacobson||Noel Lawson||Xenia Brookes|
|2011||Eileen Thomas||Alana Jacobson||Sonia Commins||Billie-Rose Deacon|
|2012||Patrick Foley||Jade Belling||Bryan Furse||Sean Smith|
|2013||Estella Hyde||Aiden Higginson||Julie Shepherd||Cameron Hands|
|2014||Adrian Eisenhauer||Georgia Logan||Dominic Shepherd||Tamsyn Scott|
|2016||Harry Thompson||Jackson Bennett||Tristen Ross||Abbey Field||Roundhouse Museum|
|2017||Norm Bray||Nastarsha Miller||Junee Men’s Bowling Club Grade 6 Pennant Team||Hayley Hackett||Phil & Lola Cummins – Schoolboys Football Carnival|
|2018||Jackie Starr||Zyon Shepherd||Brooke Harpley||Junee Community Transport Volunteer Drivers|
|2019||Julie Shepherd||Mae-Rose Harrison||Junee Men’s Bowling Club Grade 4 Pennant Team||Jaxson Allen||Junee Community Power Inc.|
|2020||Maria Turner||Harrison Fahy||Cameron Hart||Ellouise Drew||Old Junee Hall & Progress Association|
|2021||John Foord||Oliver Phillips||Steve Gentle||Bailey Willis||Junee Business and Trades|
|2022||Maree Allamby||Jason Barrett||Grace Holaj||Junee Roundhouse Museum|